Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NSCB names WV Towns with Good Governance Index

ILOILO CITY, May 2 (PNA) – The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) has released the 2008 Good Governance Index (GGI) of municipalities and provinces of Western Visayas showing remarkable improvement of measures in good governance in three years.

The municipality of Malay in Aklan made it to the top among the most improved municipalities in the region for the measured results in 2005-2008.

Malay successfully improved its GGI from an index of 308.19 in 2005 to 538.29, posting a remarkable increase of 230.11. This ranked Malay first among the 117 municipalities in the region and 18th among the 1,493 municipalities in the country.

Interestingly, four municipalities in the region successfully retained their 2005 rank in the 2008 GGI, namely; Malay in Aklan; Pulupandan in Negros Occidental; and Pavia and Zarraga in Iloilo.

The rest of the municipalities either improved or dropped their 2005 ranks in the 2008 ranking, like Madalag in Aklan which rose from rank 7th in 2005 to 6th in 2008.

Three municipalities dropped their ranks, namely: Kalibo in Aklan, from 5th in 2005 to 7th in 2008; San Jose in Antique from 8th in 2005 to 9th in 2008; and Murcia in Negros Occidental from 9th in 2005 to 10th in 2008.

Across provinces, the NSCB good governance index showed Guimaras posting the highest GGI of 120.59 in 2008. It retained its rank 1 in 2008 with slight improvement of 6.66, from 113.93 in 2005 to 120.59 in 2008. Following are Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Capiz with 116.73, 114.62, 112.49 and 112.11, respectively.

Antique had the lowest GGI in both 2005 and 2008 among the six provinces of Western Visayas. Guimaras ranked 38th among the 78 provinces of the country while Aklan ranked 44th, Iloilo 47th, Negros Occidental 51st and Capiz 52nd. Antique ranked 71st.

On the whole, the most improved provinces in terms of GGI are the provinces of Iloilo with 14.45; Aklan with 10.22 and Negros Occidental with 10.16, in that order.

GGI aims to come up with objective, comprehensive and comparable measures of good governance based on outcome indicators in order to guide policy makers and stakeholders in the country in assessing local and national performance, thereby promoting more evidence-based policy making and decision making towards good governance.


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